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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-12-13

Offshore

Winds have finally eased back and will be easterly at 10 to 15 knots, becoming northeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas and swell are around the 1m mark. Spanish Mackerel which are starting to feed on local reefs out from Noosa, Coolum and Caloundra. Trekka 2  fished North Reef for moses perch, Maori cod, pearlies and this nice Spanish on the troll. Also worth trying for cobia, tuna snapper and sweetlip on local reefs as well a s a few coral trout off Sunshine and North reefs.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Golden and giant trevally the odd big tailor and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek An 11kg threadfin salmon was taken between the Tewantin Ferry and the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Put the crab pots in for some good buck crabs throughout but particularly in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Trevally and jacks in Twin Waters canal. Trevally, bream and flathead in the southern channel. Jacks in Coolum and Petrie Creeks and through the Bli Bli Islands area. Bream, flathead and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. Whiting in the lower river over night and a few good fish around Bli Bli islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout the system.

Kawana: There’s good trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and around the moorings. Flathead and some good whiting upstream from McKenzies Bridge and along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge weekend pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in the creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: A few good whiting and big flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and feeding off the sand banks throughout the passage. Fish the boardwalk at night for good bream. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Xavier Chong 38cm Whiting

Xavier Chong was happy with this 38cm whiting that he caught while fishing with his dad out from Picnic Point.

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